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Annual Community Events


Beach Walk & Sketch with the Audubon Society
Sunday, May 15 | 10-11:30am | Free Event, RSVP Here!
For a peaceful morning on the beach, bring your sense of wonder and take to the sands to sketch nature’s offerings on the beautiful coastline. The Beach House will provide binoculars, drawing boards, pencils, and newsprint, or bring your own easy-to-carry sketching tools. 

PRIDE Drag Queen Storytime
Friday, June 17 | 10-11am | Free Event, No Registration Required. 
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with Drag Queen Story Time! Our fabulous guest of honor, Pickle, will lead an interactive story time designed to challenge restrictive gender stereotypes, encourage self-expression, and promote diversity and inclusion.  

Cardboard Yacht Regatta 
Saturday, June 18 | 11am-5pm | Participants Register Here! No charge for spectators.
Kick off summer with the 10th Annual Cardboard Yacht Regatta! Design and build your own yacht with just corrugated cardboard and duct tape, and race across the Beach House pool. All boats must be human-powered (no motors). $20 entry fee per yacht, pre-registration is required for participants - register once per team. 
Made possible with support from Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, GRoW @ Annenberg.

PRIDE Pool Sunset Swim (Adults 18+) 
Friday, June 24 | 6-9pm | Regular Pool Rates Apply, Pre-Purchase Admission Here.
Join us for our first ever Pride Sunset Swim for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies!
Enjoy a queer, safe, accessible, judgement-free space for every, and all bodies; hosted by Rupaul’s Drag Race All Star Tammie Brown, with fabulous pool floats and s’mores at the historic Annenberg Community Beach House pool. Pre-purchase your Pride Sunset Swim pool pass by clicking here, or purchase at the door on 6/24, starting at 5pm, per availability. Outside food welcome, no glass, no alcohol. 

Pool Sunset Swim (Adults 18+) 
Fridays - July 8, July 22, August 12, August 26 | 6-9pm 
Regular pool rates apply, more information on the Pool page. Pre-Purchase Sunset Swim admission up to 28 days in advance through Reserve Santa Monica.

Sunset Picnic
Thursday July 14, August 11 | 5-8pm 
Free Event, No Registration Required

Seaside Storytime with Santa Monica Public Library 
July 15, July 29, August 12 | 10-11:30am | 
Free Event, No Registration Required.  

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June | July | August | September 
Cardboard Yacht Regatta
Sunset Swim
Sunset Picnic
Santa Monica Public Library at the Beach

October | November 
No public events

Snowy Plover Walk with the Audubon Society
Polar Bear Swim 
Beach Walk & Sketch with the Audubon Society
Happy Birthday Marion! 

No public events

Julia Morgan Legacy Event

April | May 

No public events 

*Other cultural events take place throughout the year